For one second, I thought “the worst news of the week no longer involves Michael Bay.” Then I saw that Michael Bay is a producer here. And now the Platinum Dunes-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has now found its director, a disappointing one at that.
Variety reports that Battle: Los Angeles and Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman is currently in talks to helm the reboot, which is getting the script treatment by Ghotocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Sure, that’s a pairing who’ve already done undeniably solid work — but this hiring, as they say, is the pits.
It’s not even as though Liebesman is the world’s worst director, but take any incomprehensible CG action scene from Battle: Los Angeles, then apply that to a reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Is that something you feel comfortable paying money for? Just give me another Haneke movie, for the love of God.
Details are spare on this one, but the Paramount and Nickelodeon-produced feature is expected to arrive by 2013.
Do you have any faith in Liebesman to direct this film?
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